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Ello, new here been reading alot of posts regarding new/first bikes since i got into this whole deal, when the bug first bit me i said i had to have to gsxr1000, then after reading around i settled with the idea of getting the gsxr750, but now i think what im gonna do is

a. Take msf course
b. Get crappy but decent bike to play around with for a few months to learn on, while saving money for a nicer bike
c. get either a gsxr600 or 750, all depending on how things go with the first bike, im leanng towards the 600 though

and of course wear appropriate gear =)

I mean to tell ya the truth im a pretty safe person alert and aware of things and am not reckless, im sure id do fine on a 750 and respect the power it has but id rather not be spending my time worrying about not gunning the throttle, and use that time for just having fun and being safe..

and i mean im only 19, i got the rest of my life (hopefully many years to come) to get the bigger faster bikes..
 

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Joeac said:
Ello, new here been reading alot of posts regarding new/first bikes since i got into this whole deal, when the bug first bit me i said i had to have to gsxr1000, then after reading around i settled with the idea of getting the gsxr750, but now i think what im gonna do is

a. Take msf course
b. Get crappy but decent bike to play around with for a few months to learn on, while saving money for a nicer bike
c. get either a gsxr600 or 750, all depending on how things go with the first bike, im leanng towards the 600 though

and of course wear appropriate gear =)

I mean to tell ya the truth im a pretty safe person alert and aware of things and am not reckless, im sure id do fine on a 750 and respect the power it has but id rather not be spending my time worrying about not gunning the throttle, and use that time for just having fun and being safe..

and i mean im only 19, i got the rest of my life (hopefully many years to come) to get the bigger faster bikes..
Smart kid!!!!!
 

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- thats why im getting the GSX-R 1000 as my SECOND bike after only 400 miles of riding experience on my first bike (which was a 750) HI CHIP!
For all of those '1000cc's are easy to handle' you may want to follow the links to his web site.

400 miles into a 750 (first bike) decides that he can handle it, and buys a 1K.

A few miles later - its smashed.

I wonder if this is a lesson that anyone will learn, or if everyone will assume that they are smarter ?
 

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fRaGgLe said:
dut said:
- thats why im getting the GSX-R 1000 as my SECOND bike after only 400 miles of riding experience on my first bike (which was a 750) HI CHIP!
For all of those '1000cc's are easy to handle' you may want to follow the links to his web site.

400 miles into a 750 (first bike) decides that he can handle it, and buys a 1K.

A few miles later - its smashed.

I wonder if this is a lesson that anyone will learn, or if everyone will assume that they are smarter ?
As far as I remember, it was him who painted that (brand new) 750 solid yellow just about right after he got it - never admitted to crashing that, but you don't paint a brand new bike a solid color...


Anyway - long time no see, Fraggle - how you doing?
 

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Just did a little search on that Dut chararcter (who hasn't been here for some time, BTW):

- Buys a 750 for his first, after acting like a little brat when good advise was given to him - I was one of the guys trying to help him, so I remember what a little bitch he was...
- Paints it a solid color shortly thereafter (solid color on a new multicolor bike = crashed)
- Sells it after 400 miles because...
- Gets a 1K
- Crashes it shortly thereafter by looping it (BTW, I've rarely seen that wide chicken strips as on those pics...
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- Says this in the same thread:
dut said:
- if it IS totalled, I guess a zx10 would have to be the next bike...
Dut, if you're still around to see this:

 

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If your really serious about a bike call your agent for an insurance quote for whatever type of bike you are thinking and that might make up your mind. If you are 19 and have a spotless record you will still be amzazed at how expensive it is. For full coverage it will be over 2000 a year guareenteed.
 

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If your really serious about a bike call your agent for an insurance quote for whatever type of bike you are thinking and that might make up your mind. If you are 19 and have a spotless record you will still be amzazed at how expensive it is. For full coverage it will be over 2000 a year guareenteed.
Yeah, that sounds about right. Unless you have a company that will hook you up on bike insurance if you have your car insured there too. A friend of mine has an RC-51 and couldn't afford the insurance on it at over $3,000 a year...I told him to insure his car and bike thru Country Companies and all of a sudden his bike insurance dropped to around 800 a year I believe. I have my Camaro insured there, and my bike insurance is 520 a year with 1 wreck and 1 ticket on my record.

EDIT: Oh, and I'm 21 on the age side of things.
 

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Man you cause just help me not make the biggest mistake of my life. I have been riding my friends motorcycle over the couse of last summer. But i am not sure what to get cause og my size his bike was a Rc51 and i was some what easy to ride i guess cause he was there. But this is my big problem. I am 6'4 at 250 pounds I feel like im in a soap box on a Sv650 and i dont like the cbr600's cause it feels like im in a chair at college. So what do i do please help. i dont have to much riding under my belt but i now the basic stuff.

Also is this a bad idea (please give me some slack) Since i am so use to the feeling a of a v-twin would it be wise to buy one but I dont think i want one cause of the price it would be to fix it if i drop it. HELP
 

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If you can't fit the SV you will fit even less on a Gix... Have you tried the Katanas? They have more room
 

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I have tried a few but there ok i still feel some what bigger the the bike. i would like to get a sv650 but i dont think i could fit even if i get resets. So my big problem is that every time i have go to the dealer they try and sell me a big twin cause of my size not cause of my skill so thats what i have been lookin for. Also why does everyone say that you can handle a big bike but it will bit you in the butt if you twist the throttle to much.
 

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Chip ... as many have said before ... great post !!.

My situation is similar, I recently got into bikes, got my license and bought a VFR250 ... kept it for a few months and got a SV650 ... great bike, confidence inspiring. I have had it about 9 month an djust did and advanced riding course (Keith Code's Superbike School Level 1 & 2) .... loved riding on the track, and wearing the "pussy" strips of my tyres. (didn't get a knee down mind you).

But here's my dilema .. you mentioned in your post you have to have found the "limits" of your SV650 before you move on .... I don't think I've found the limits ... ie I've never had a really "out of control" moment ... I guess I'm afraid to push it that hard, or that I'm too conservative. I would love to get a GSX-R750, particualrly ofr the track and weekends and maybe keep the SV as a commuter .... but how do I know when I'm ready to move up to a Gixxer 750 ?
 

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I ride a 03 gsxr600 I love it I risk my life on a daily bases.. Triple digit speeds on 35mph roads is great.. I have had the gixxer for alittle less then 1 year now I want a 05 gsxr750 the 600 has trouble pulling the wheel off the ground. The dealer says if you want the wheel off the ground and the way I ride to get the 1k what do you think....
 

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If you tell people that plan on buying a 1k off the bat,no experiance, not to because it isnt safe, thats your mistake ....tell them its a great idea, tell them to buy a Busa even. it will over time naturally eliminate the idiots.(j/k)
 

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good advice Chip... I'm from Montreal Canada..working to get my license...and I gotta pass 3 tests. 1 theory test that you gotta get 80% on. then we have 19 hours of closed track with an instructor and 6 hours on the road with the group and instructor. after that we gotta pass a test on a closed circuit with the SAAQ ( kinda a government licensing place). Then you get a license..but you can only ride with someone over 25 or soomeone who had the FULL license for 2 years...you gotta ride like that for 7 months. then you are eligible to go take the FINAL test. On the road. its tough and long process up here... we gotta get 80+ on our exams....and dont forget that 4 months we can't ride cause of snow... my american friends told me how easy it was to get a bike license in the states...is it different in different states???
 

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Great advice Chip.

Ive talked w/ you before, as well as the staff @ Ron Ayers and thats one thing I like about that shop. Even as squids, you dont push a bike on someone. Ive had people tell me the 750 isnt the smartest idea for a first bike, but in the right hands it can be done. The good sales guys try to put you on an SV or Supersport 600 (but only cause thats the smallest bike most of them carry).

A good dealer shouldnt sell a liter bike to a newbie, but you get the "sale happy" guys who just want to make $$$ vs keeping their customers safe. Not to mention the billy bad-asses like you mentioned who think they can just hop a 1000 and w/ throttle control they'll outride Mladin and Rossi in 6 months.
 

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Ok I decided to stay on the 600 for another summer, Im just going to do a gear change to get alittle more go who needs to go 170 anyway when 150 will do fine
 
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